We believe that love, awe, reverence, praise, and thankfulness are natural and proper responses to God. Worship is the expression of such a response, lived out in many ways and in many settings. These include singing praises, teaching and studying God's Word, prayer, service to others, and giving. All of these should naturally occur in daily private life and small group settings, as well as our weekly corporate gatherings. We believe that all of our lives should be lived as acts of worship.
Relevant Teaching of God's Word
We believe that the Bible is God's precious truth revealed to us. We recognize deeply the profound nature of such a belief, particularly in light of the age-old philosophical search for truth and meaning in life and a present day culture that has largely rejected the very existence of any absolutes. Consistent with such a claim, we believe God's Word is authoritative and instructional for us and deserves our loving and devoted study and understanding.
We believe that prayer is a natural and foundational part of our personal and corporate relationship with Christ. It is our desire and our privilege to be in communication with our Lord as we grow in our love for Him and our understanding of His will for our lives.
We believe that as Christians, we must be known for our love for others. Love is largely about our actions, not just our words. Therefore, our lives must reflect hearts that are sensitive to the needs of others and hands that are quick to lend assistance. We believe that the church is the body of Christ, a community of people sharing a common faith. As followers of one Lord and Savior, and unified in one Spirit, we are called to love and encourage one another in the faith. Fellowship is a central part of our lives. As others visit us, it is our desire that they experience unconditional love and acceptance, encouraging them toward love for God and for one another.